Local News: Friday February 16th 2024

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An Evansville man has been sentenced on drug and gun charges out of Posey County. The prosecutor’s office says 37-year-old Gilbert Eaton will spend 12 years in prison. Officials say Eaton was pulled over in February of 2023 when police found 28 grams of meth and a gun inside of his car. Eaton admitted to having those items in his guilty plea. Officials say he had a prior felony conviction, so under Indiana law, he should not have had the gun.


The town of Mt. Vernon will be holding celebrations for the upcoming solar eclipse. They are calling it “Eclipse on the Ohio,” and it will be at Riverbend Park from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM on eclipse day, which is April 8th. Organizers say there will be live music, activities, vendors, and food.


The National Weather Service says precipitation will begin in the form of rain for many locations on Friday. As colder air works southward across the region, a winter mix of sleet and snow will be possible through the afternoon and into the early evening before ending. The potential exists for some light slushy accumulations ranging from a dusting to around an inch. Right now, the highest amounts appear most likely along the I-64 corridor in southern Illinois and southwest Indiana. However, this may fluctuate some still. Warm ground temperatures and time of day may largely limit any accumulations to grassy and elevated surfaces. However, if brief heavy rates are realized then a slushy accumulation may occur on a few roads.


Coming up tonight in local high school boys’ basketball, the Mt. Vernon Wildcats are on the road to play the Tecumseh Braves at 7:30 PM. The Wildcats are a game over 500 at 11-10. You can hear tonight’s game on 106.7 FM WMVI and online at poseycountyradio.com with Chris Cooke and Allen Buck on the call. Mt. Vernon will also be in action tomorrow night at home against Washington at 6:30 PM.


The North Posey Vikings do not play tonight, but they will play tomorrow evening at home against Tell City at 7:00 PM. The Vikings are a solid 15-4 on the season. You will be able to hear tomorrow night’s game on 98.9 FM WPIW and online at poseycountyradio.com with Chris Morlan on the call.


Last night in local college sports, both the USI Women’s and Men’s Basketball team took to the court on the road at UT Martin. The evening started with the USI Women’s team beating UT Martin, 73-67. Ali Saunders had 20 points and Chloe Gannon collected a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. The Screaming Eagles improve to 17-6 and 12-1 in the OVC. They sit in first place in the conference standings.


USI Men’s Basketball couldn’t make it back-to-back wins as they got tripped up by UT Martin, 77-68. Jeremiah Hernandez led USI with 25 points and AJ Smith had 17 points. The Screaming Eagles dip to 7-19 on the year and 4-9 in the OVC.


Evansville Women’s Basketball picked up a win at home over the Southern Illinois Salukis, 93-89 in overtime. Maggie Hartwig had a double-double to lead UE with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Lexie Sinclair chimed in with 20 points, Nevaeh Thomas added 17 points, and Tene Smith scored 16 points. It’s now back-to-back MVC wins for the Purple Aces as they are 4-20 overall and 2-11 in MVC.

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